- Online learning start-up Knewtown secured a partnership with publishing giant Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
- Knewton's online learning tools for K-12, higher ed and professional development divide lessons into building blocks that measure students' performance and can be adapted to a learner's needs, and the start-up claims its new deal will affect 5 million students this year.
- Knewton COO David Liu says the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt partnership will enhance the publisher's educational materials with the personalized learning technology in the form of a digital companion to traditional K-12 textbooks.
From the article:
... “We feel that we have the best education technology — our algorithms can determine student’s proficiency on any given concept,” said Liu in a phone interview.
The first offering will be a “personal math trainer,” part of HMH’s flagship Go Math! program. With thousands of students using the Knewton offering, HMH will gain a better understanding about how students in each age group learn best. ...